Nomination for board: Michael Gerlek

Chris Holmes cholmes at
Fri Mar 10 07:55:19 PST 2006

I would like to nominate Michael Gerlek (mpg) for the board.

I had never met or heard of Michael before the meeting in Chicago, but I 
found his contributions and advice to be incredibly valuable.  He played 
a key role in helping to figure out the initial governance 
bootstrapping, and since has followed up with solid contributions to the 
wiki and sounding in on the irc channel.  I think he would continue to 
provide a very reasoned and well thought out voice in the continued 
bootstrapping of the foundation.

He could also prove a great resource on the board as an ambassador to 
proprietary software vendors to build on technologies like GDAL, OSSIM, 
GeoTools and FDO, a role he's excited about.  And I'm happy to nominate 
him despite a short track record of os geo software experience, since he 
already seems quite committed to helping out and spreading OSGeo, 
regardless of the outcome.

best regards,


Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
thoughts at:
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